PRIDE Industries Receives Award For Its Commitment To Employing People With Disabilities
ROSEVILLE, December 20, 2013 – PRIDE Industries was recently honored with an “Employer Recognition” award, for successfully creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The award was presented by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to PRIDE’s team at Bluegrass Station in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Established in 1966, PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to creating jobs for people with disabilities nationwide. PRIDE and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation have partnered to assist individuals with disabilities who are chronically under-employed to become a part of the workforce. This is accomplished by providing a comprehensive set of support services, training, and critical job opportunities. At Bluegrass Station, a former Army depot in Lexington, Ky., PRIDE Industries has provided facilities services as a contractor to Lockheed Martin since 2012.
In the nomination, PRIDE was recognized for being “a company that focuses their hiring practices on people with varying types of disabilities and works diligently to provide an integrated setting that allows these individuals to work with each other regardless of disability type.”
“This award is for all people with disabilities who just want a chance to work,” said Ronald Doyle, PRIDE Industries’ site manager at Bluegrass Station, Ky. “We strive to clear the path for them and their success.”
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 13 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs and serves more than 4,900 individuals.